Americans with Disabilities Compliance Program

What is a reasonable accommodation?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodation” to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants unless to do so would cause an “undue hardship.” The term reasonable accommodation generally is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables a disabled employee to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

Who can submit a request for a reasonable accommodation?

Any College employee or applicant for employment. In order for the College to analyze each request for accommodation, the requesting employee or job applicant should complete the attached two forms, the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and the Healthcare Provider Form. When deemed necessary by the College, the employee or job applicant must provide current documentation from a health care provider regarding the nature of the disability and need for accommodation.

The employee/job applicant seeking a reasonable accommodation must complete these forms and provide them directly to:

Cheryl DeVonish, Esq. E315-East Campus, or via email at cdevonish@norwalk.edu

The request for accommodation should include current documentation from a health care provider (if required by the College) that:

  • States the nature of the disability in order to establish that the individual has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

For additional information on services for students with disabilities, visit the Office of Disabilities Services